In what so many experience as a 'Dark Night of the Church' Aidan Hart argues that a sincere apology for failure, and forgiveness for those who have failed, can bring a new beginning.
Gerald Donnelly's brave experiment in broaching the subjects of prayer and faith - even to atheists - in a diverse community in Dublin.
In what sense is the Mass a 'Holy Sacrifice'? Does God want violence? Has the meaning of 'sacrifice' been redefined by the Cross? Sean O'Conaill reviews an important recent article by Anthony R. Lusvardi S.J.
Aidan Hart believes that Bishop Donal McKeown's call to 'mission' in Derry "still has to move from vision to detailed plans, from aims to objectives, from Bishop to local clergy and laity".
For Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry, 'maintenance' of the Irish Catholic church is not enough: we need to move to 'mission' - a new 'going out'. How will this be possible?
Aidan Hart challenges what he sees as a completely inadequate response by the Catholic hierarchy to a multi-dimensional church crisis.
Why have Irish Bishops not researched the reasons for the disappearance of school-going teenagers from church? Have they cause for concern about the likely results of such research?
An initiative called “DeaconChat” has the goal of bringing Catholics, ordained and laity together in conversation to continue to learn and discern together on this subject.
Teresa Mee's account of an experience she had recently of celebrating a memorial.
Easter Sunday is the time for Christians to rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus the Christ and, with the indwelling power and guidance of His Holy Spirit, to strengthen their resolve to resurrect the whole of humanity by the constant practice of unconditional love.
A Church in Travail: Aidan Hart
Irish Mission Now: Could Everyone Pray 'Grace'?
The Mass: a 'Holy Sacrifice'?
Irish Mission Now? Some More Questions
Irish Mission Now?
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail
Faith Formation and Fear of Shame: Sean O'Conaill
An Easter Experience: Memorial Celebration
A Thought for Easter
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How are we to get past the apparent denial by Irish bishops that the Irish Church is in deep crisis - to address the problem?